Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Karl Marx Bakes A Lovely Greenbean Casserole

Hmmm. There just seems to be something familiar here. What could it be? Oh yes, it's communism.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Vote For This Man

I've had the privilege of meeting and praying with Mr. Whalen a few times during my stay here in South Dakota. I feel honored to know him. Go to his website for more info about him and his campaign. He's running for Congress.

Christian – Native American – Pro-Life

Four Days Left

We're in the last four days of the 21-days. The first three days here in Rapid City have been great. The spiritual warfare here is different than in the rest of the state. "The nature of the storm has changed," as I was told shortly after we arrived. I like Rapid City. It reminds me a lot of the foothills in Colorado–a little taste of home. The team have lost no momentum. I'm extremely proud of them. They're pouring their souls into this effort and giving it everything they have.

In other news, we've learned that Sandra Cano's case consideration has been extended to October 6th. Sandra is the "Mary Doe" of Doe v. Bolton, the companion case of Roe v. Wade that sealed legalized abortion in 1973. Like Norma McCorvey of RvW, Sandra is now a Christian and is seeking to have her case overturned. The premise for the case is that we know more now than we did in 1973 about he effects of abortion. The truth is that "abortion hurts women." Please read details of the case and watch Sandra's testimony before the Judiciary Sub-Committee on the Constitution here. Our friend Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation is representing Sandra and is encouraged by the extention. The case landed on the desk of the Supreme Court on July 31st and has to be reviewed by the Justices to determine if they will hear the case in the next session. Previously, they were set to review it on September 25th which turned out to be the last day of our 21-day fasting and prayer journey (not planned!) But now they extended it to review the material on 9/25 AND 10/6. Allan thinks this is a good sign. He told me that part of their case arguement cites the abortion ban passed in South Dakota earlier this year. We're dreaming big right now. What if the Supreme Court agrees to hear Sandra's case? What if the people of South Dakota support the abortion ban passed by their legislators? What if several other states move to pass similar laws (there's about 13 watching SD)? What if what if what if...

I know this- two years ago one of our young people had a dream where a woman named Sandra Cano came out of the Supreme Court to our people praying with LIFE tape out front. In the dream, she asked us if we would stand with her when her case went to court. Not much to misinterpret there.

Tired of just waiting around, Jonathan decided to go up against the Philistines single-handed and pick a fight because his nation was hiding in caves. His armorbearer went with him and said this, "Do all that you have in mind. Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul." We're with you, Sandra.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Rapid Accent

Can I just say that it feels really good to get to Rapid City? We were welcomed here with open arms and warm smiles.

Wounded Knee was incredible yesterday. I'll try to blog more about it later.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Movin' On

We finish our time in Pierre today. Tomorrow we're on to Rapid City for the last leg of our 21-day journey. Everyone is doing well and is excited to get to Rapid. We're leaving early tomorrow in order to detour south for a bit. I'm taking the whole company to Wounded Knee. We're still praying for insight into what God has for us there. It is the site of a horrible massacre in American history where the shedding of innocent blood was spilled. A lot of repentance and proxy have taken place here, but the wound remains open and unhealed.

We went to a parade here in Pierre on Saturday. The city hosted an official "Welcome Home" celebration for all Vietnam veterans. It was huge. Upwards of 30-40K vets flooded into this small capitol city of 12K. They were honored and offically received home in light of the horrible reception they received so long ago. Now this is interesting to me. Our Vietnam vets returned to America in 1973 and were called baby killers. Wounded Knee was again reopened as frustrations escalated during the Wounded Knee Incident also in 1973. Needless to say that Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973. Now 33 years later, could God be bringing healing to all three?

Adrian Cronauer spoke at a ceremony on Saturday. He's the inspiration for Robin Williams' character in the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam." He noted in his speech that our vets returned home only to be called "baby killers," but this country had just passed a law allowing for the legal murder of babies.

I don't get it either.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Kiss from Heaven

We have been blown away. The tent meetings have been amazing, but we've just received a dream that is nothing less than wisdom from the Throne. Our dear friend Brenda David, who leads the Great Plains House of Prayer, has received an astonishing dream that has been unfolding in recent days. She is meeting with pastors at a city-wide pastors prayer meeting in 15 minutes, so if you read this in the next hour, please pray. Following is the dream:

In my dream there was a knock at my door. I answered the door and was handed an envelope by a faceless person (couldn't distinguish a face). The envelope looked official. I perceived it to be a summons to appear in court. I opened the envelope expecting to see a document/letter. However, what I pulled out was ....a letter! The letter "A"....a cutout of the letter A and it was red with a diaper pin through the top of it. I checked the envelope again and found a note that said, "you must put this on." I was stunned at seeing the letter and could only think of Hester in the novel, The Scarlet Letter. I felt a tinge of the shame and humiliation she had to bear in wearing the scarlet letter. I said, rather indignantly, "I can't put this on! What would people think? I've never committed adultery and I've certainly never had an abortion! And why is this letter red anyway?" The faceless person said, (and here's the goofy part....the person seemed to shift into a Fuller Brush salesman and said, "its the Red Letter Edition just like Jesus' words in the Bible!" as though trying to sell me on the idea of putting it on). But then (back to a more dignified persona) he explained further, it's covered with Jesus blood. This "A" stands for Authority. I pondered that a moment while looking it over more closely. Then suddenly the letter unfolded (like paper doll cutouts) into three A's. The person said, "See the letters stand for Authority - Abolish - Abortion. Behold, I give you authority to trample over snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy." Again I tell you that you must put this on and take this new level of authority. The letters represent the blood of Jesus who paid the price for this authority to be released for the freedom of little souls. You must Arise in Authority to Abolish Abortion. Then I saw fine print on the note. "Arise, take action to abolish the adversary of abortion." Seemed like A's just kept unfolding.

How do you get a dream like that? God himself has kissed this woman. Many of you know that last year one of our team had a dream in which she found a dusty box of old books and was told they were important for the future. The first of those books was Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss. We believe the next one is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the story, a minister gets a woman named Hester pregnant. Hester bears the reproach of the sin by wearing the letter A on her clothes for the rest of her life. The minister conceals his identity and never reveals his sin. In the end, the preacher publicly confesses his silence and bears the same A in his flesh, but not until after an election. How profound that the Church has refused to bear the reproach of abortion and share in the pain of the women. Brenda is sharing this dream with the city-wide pastors and calling for the Church to join her in publicly bearing this reproach...before the election!!! She is literally going to wage a campaign going door to door to tell the message of hurting women and identifying with them as an intercessor. Interesting to note that the child born from this union was named Pearl. Also, Hester means "Esther." I'm feeling an Esther fast comin' on!

More to come.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Oglala Sioux Tribe Law and Order Code


A child conceived, but not born, is to be deemed an existing person so far as may be necessary for its interests and welfare to be protected in the event of its subsequent birth.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tent of Meeting

The tent's up and running. We're going into our 3rd day today. The massive tent was packed to almost capacity last night. We may have to drop the walls on Friday and Saturday night. That's a problem I'd like to have to deal with. Our group is small, and the 24/7 teams are barely a skeleton crew. Everyone's spirits are up though and prayer is rollin'.

"God, shift the hearts of South Dakota and legislate the nation from this place. Amen."

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

3 + 21

Today is the first day of the 21-Days. We began last night at midnight, and we'll end at midnight on the 25th. We've called the entire state of South Dakota to 21 days of prayer and fasting for the ending of abortion. Our tent will be set up today at 6300 W 41st Street in Sioux Falls. Stay tuned for pictures. I'll try to get some kind of gallery up on the web so everyone can see what's happening. We finished the three days of Life Light on Sunday evening and took yesterday off for R&R. It rained for much of beginning of the festival, and the entire place was a mud bog. Our signage didn't get delivered on time so we were a little hard to find. But many people joined us in our tent for intercession which ran nonstop all day for the three days. What a surprise for wandering folks to drift in our tent and find Jason Upton on our little stage. Will Ford also joined us for entire time. Thank you Will. Ron Luce popped into our tent unexpectedly on Saturday night too. We got to pray for him and all he is doing to mobilize America.

We sieged on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Friday was limited to the few in our group plus a few local residents. It rained the entire day. Saturday was interesting though. The festival locked down until 2PM because of the mud, so we rallied as many as possible to the wall. It was amazing. Approximately 337 people stood in silent prayer with LIFE tape on their mouths. There was a hush in the air as cars slowed on the 5 lanes in front of us as they passed by. It was visually stunning, and I believe the Bound4LIFE message has gripped the hearts of Sioux Falls. Our team was pretty tired yesterday, and I assumed not many locals would join us for yet another siege. But oh how I was wrong. Nearly 140 people fasted lunch on Labor Day and stood in silent prayer again. Early in the stand a man drove by and yelled out his window, "Go home!" I could hear in his voice that he had seen us there before. Maybe he had seen us already on Saturday, or perhaps he saw us the day before that or the other three Saturdays. The point is nobody's going home. We'll be there again today, tomorrow and the next day. I invite everyone in and around Sioux Falls to join us from 11-1 in front of Planned Parenthood at 6511 W 41st Street. We'll siege everyday until we leave for Pierre.